The following is what you can expect if your student visits the school nurse and is not feeling well or is showing one or more of the mild or significant symptoms of COVID:
Include headache, fatigue, muscle/body aches, congestion, nausea, diarrhea, stomach ache, sore throat, vomiting, etc.
Include cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath, a new loss of taste and/or smell, etc.
The school nurse will assess the student and contact parents to obtain the student’s history if a nurse form is not on file.
If a known cause for the symptom(s) can be determined (i.e., asthma, allergies, etc.), and there is no known exposure to COVID, the student will be treated and returned to class.
If a known cause cannot be determined, and the student is suspected to be contagious (1 significant symptom or multiple mild symptoms) AND the illness is impacting the student’s ability to learn, parents will be asked to pick the student up from school for a 24-hour observation. Based on CDC and DPH guidance, COVID testing is suggested. If symptoms subside and there are no new signs of illness, the student may return to school after the 24-hour observation.
If symptoms have not improved after the 24-hour observation period and there is NO connection to a COVID exposure, parents may:
If there is a connection to a confirmed COVID case:
The student may not return to school until they have completed one of the two quarantine options listed below based on DPH guidance. Parents must notify the school of their quarantine choice:
7-day quarantine period with the following requirements NOTE: (Child may test AND return on day 5 if the test is negative)
10-day quarantine period (return on day 11) if no symptoms have been reported during daily self-monitoring with the following requirements: